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Table 1 Demographic and practice characteristics of primary care health professionals (n = 428) by clinical practice location

From: Breast cancer screening beliefs by practice location

  RURAL (n = 98, 23%) SUBURBAN (n = 79, 18%) URBAN (n = 251, 59%)
  N % N % N %
Gender       
Male 46 46.9 29 36.7 77 30.7
Female 52 53.1 50 63.3 174 69.3
    chi square = 8.2, df2, p = 0.02
Age (median) 43.0 years
SD 10.46
43.0 years
SD 10.26
44.0 years
SD 11.95
Age Distribution       
<40 32 32.7 28 35.9 83 33.6
40–49 36 36.7 33 42.3 86 34.8
>50 30 30.6 17 21.8 78 31.6
Unknown    1 4   
    chi square = 3.0, df 4, N.S.
Race/Ethnicity       
White 84 85.7 69 87.3 227 90.4
Other 13 13.3 10 12.7 23 9.2
Unknown 1 1.0 1    0.4
    chi square = 2.67, df 4, N.S.
Professional Designation       
Physician 53 54.1 33 41.8 93 37.1
Nurse Practitioner 27 27.6 37 46.8 121 48.2
Physician Assistant 18 18.3 9 11.4 37 14.7
    chi square = 13.6, df 4, p = 0.009
Work Schedule       
Full Time 79 82.3 62 78.5 194 77.3
Part Time 17 17.7 17 21.5 57 22.7
Not answered 2      
    chi square = 1.03, df 2, N.S.
Board Certified 76 77.6 46 59.0 148 59.9
    chi square = 9.4, df 2, p < 0.01
Supervise Trainees 55 56.1 33 41.8 174 69.3
    chi square = 20.6, df 2, p < 0.001
Annual CME Credits (median, 1/00 to 12/00) 50.0 SD 45.44 30.0 SD 32.94 45.0 SD 37.26
    chi square = 5.54, df2, N.S.
Medical Specialty (Physicians Only)       
Family/General Practice 40 75.5 16 48.5 38 52.5
Internal Medicine 10 18.9 9 27.3 42 34.1
Obstetrics/Gynecology 3 5.6 8 24.2 13 13.4
    chi square = 20.51, df 4, p < 0.001
Practice Structure       
Solo 23 23.5 13 16.5 22 8.8
Single Specialty 21 21.4 13 16.5 51 20.3
Multiple Specialty 9 9.2 9 11.4 45 17.9
Other 45 45.9 44 55.7 133 53.0
    chi square = 17.80, df 6, p < 0.01
  1. N.S.= not significant.